Marijuana is one of the most consumed illegal drugs in the world, due to its high popularity. Several US states have allowed legal recreational consumption of this narcotic and some countries in the world are also moving towards cannabis regulation, one of them is Colombia.
Although the legalization of the consumption of this drug can benefit consumers and avoid a public health problem, the truth is that it can also leave a strong long-term gap Pre rolled cones.
It is important to eliminate and completely forget the myths that are created around the consumption of this drug. Therefore, we present 5 benefits of stopping consuming this narcotic.
Benefits of quitting marijuana and what happens to your body
Among the benefits of stopping consuming this type of herb is the improvement in the ability to concentrate and improve memory. You also begin to sleep much better and have more peace of mind during the day. This is because in some organisms this narcotic tends to be a motivator of anxiety and for others it acts in the opposite way.
Some consumers tend to suffer from an amotivational syndrome. That is, they have difficulty carrying out daily activities and developing their long-term goals. In addition to lack of energy and motivation. Quitting this drug can help you have more clarity in your life project and goals.
Another benefit is the improvement in your respiratory health, since when smoked, this drug is one of the drugs that most affects the lungs. Among the diseases it can cause are bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD and lung cancer.
Does marijuana cause schizophrenia and dementia?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who use marijuana are more likely to experience temporary psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations, and cannot differentiate between what is real and what is not.
Some, who maintain excessive consumption, may experience episodes of schizophrenia, in which they hear and see things that are not really there. The association between this disease and the consumption of psychoactive drugs is much stronger when consumption occurs from an early age. In addition to these problems, it has also been linked to depression, social anxiety.
Regarding marijuana disorder, a study by the same entity stated that 3 out of every 10 people who use marijuana suffer from a disorder. Additionally, they have a 10% chance of becoming addicted.
Compared to those that are illegal or have major restrictions, marijuana is the most consumed substance in Bogotá and people begin to try it, on average, at 17.8 years old.
5.7% of total respondents said they have tried marijuana at least once in the last year, compared to 4.1% who have used mushrooms in the same period.
Other substances were consumed by respondents in a lower proportion during the last 12 months: 3.9% tried opioids without a medical prescription, 3.3% ecstasy, 3.3% LSD, 1.8% inhalable drugs and 1% cocaine.
It is worth saying that although cocaine consumption in the last year is relatively low, the percentage of people who have tried this substance at some point in their lives increased: it went from 0.4% in 2016 to 4.74% in 2022.